Taiwan Becomes First Asian Country to Legalize Same-Sex Marriage

Updated On 19 May, 2019 Published On

Taiwan is now the first Asian country to legalize same-sex marriage since Friday, 17th May 2019.

The Asian-island country forwarded a law in 2017 which stated that same-sex couples should have the rights to get legally married.

The Taiwanese Parliament had two years to work out on the law and pass it by the end of May 24, 2019.

Lawmakers debated three different bills to legalize same-sex unions and the government's bill, the most progressive of the three, was passed.

Three opinions were debated in the Parliament concerning gay marriage, and the most effective of them favoring same-sex was passed.

Hundreds of homosexual rights supporters gathered outside the Parliament in Taipei waiting for the enactment of the law.


CAPTION: Hundreds of gay-rights supporters outside Taiwanese Parliament waiting for the same-sex marriage law enactment

SOURCE: twitter


Following the landmark announcement, there was a wave of merrymaking all over the country.

The law has however angered the conservative opponents.

The same-sex marriage will be in effect soon after the President of the country Tsai Ing-wen will pass it into law.

This is an enormous victory for gay-people not only in Taiwan but for the LGBT community all around the world.

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